Teen In Custody After Grosse Pointe Park Police Escape

Teen suspected in a Grosse Pointe Park home invasion and attempted car theft is back in Grosse Pointe Park police custody after escaping arrest last Thursday.

The 16-year-old Detroit teen who escaped police custody last week after reportedly burglarizing a Grosse Pointe Park home and attempting to steal a car was arrested again Sunday, Oct. 21, Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Director David Hiller said Monday.

Hiller said the Detroit teen has an extensive criminal record and had previously been in juvenile detention in Wayne County. He escaped from the Department of Public Safety on Oct. 18 by pushing past officers as they entered an office at the police station.

Juveniles, by law, cannot be placed in the lockup, Hiller said. While he agrees that it is not as secure as a lock-up and can put officers at risk, "It's the law," he said.

The teen escaped while waiting for paperwork to be processed for a transfer to a more secure holding cell. He was waiting by a door and pushed past an officer coming into the room.

"He was fast. He was a runner," Hiller said.

Arrested juveniles regularly wait in the same office, but they are typically contrite and calm Hiller explained.

Police had seen earlier in the day just how fast the teen could run. He led police on a 45-minute chase after he was reportedly seen carrying computer equipment from a home in the 700 block of Middlesex and ran.

Police set up a perimeter as the K-9 unit went house to house looking for the teen. During the search, police requested a lockdown for nearby Trombly Elementary School.

He was found hiding in the garage of a home in the 800 block of Barrington and was taken into custody, according to a report.

Jewelry from the home on Middlesex was found in the teen's pocket and a car he is suspected of attempting to steal in the 800 block of Pemberton was damaged, Hiller said. 

Additional charges are likely due to the teen's escape from police and his arraignment date has not been published at the time of this article.

Patch will update this story when more details become available.

Bill October 23, 2012 at 02:39 PM
What is wrong with the law, they should be able to at least cuff him to the chair? I sure hope this animal at least spends the next 2 years locked up, then let him out at 18 so he can commit more crime and then I hope the cops really rough him up good before he goes to a real prison.
Todd October 23, 2012 at 06:21 PM
"He was fast. He was a runner," Hiller said. Can he outrun Raleigh? I'd like to see him try. CHOMP!!! I want to propose a millage that pays for more crook chompin K-9's. Then our cops won't have to worry about "runners" so much. I'll bet it would help rebuild a healthy respect for GP Cops in the city too.
Gary M. Wilson, Esq. October 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
I'd go easy on that millage for more dogs, Todd. The US Supreme court will be hearing two cases that will likely clip the tail off of the rampant and abusive use of dogs for law enforcement purposes. Considering the carnival atmosphere that has prevailed during dog searches of our high schools--with gangs of unidentified dogs and cops whose identities our local PD's refuse to disclose running amok and screaming at our children, I really don't think that Grosse Pointe needs more dogs. And lets not forget the June 2012 Oakland County fiasco in which a deputy sheriff had to shoot his own dog because it went nuts and started to attack him--it's handler! In the context of allowing dogs in our schools, I warned of this danger 6 months before that event happened. Are you willing to take that chance with our children? I'm not. .
Band & Orchestra Parent October 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I would like to propose that the Nixel system actually be used so that citizens in this community and perimeters of manhunts are aware that there is someone out there to be aware of.
Elena Kerasiotis October 24, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Sixteen years old! Come on people have some heart. There's more to this story.
GP For Life October 24, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I think a few of our cops could use the run and I am sure they appreciate the chase!
Todd October 24, 2012 at 01:53 PM
poor little fella... he must have tripped and mistakenly INVADED A HOME, then while backpedaling from the sheer horror of that accident he fell into the front seat of a car with a screwdriver and towel.... and to everyone's surprise, the steering column broke and the car started..... Then he got caught, and like every repentant young man.... he escaped police custody and had to be recaptured 3 days later. Are you serious with this "have a heart" business? I start being compassionate once the 2 X Junior Felon decides that they are wrong and want to be a member of society. Until then.... CHOMP!!!
Diane Smith October 24, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I pray that he graduates high school.
GP For Life October 24, 2012 at 08:05 PM
People, there are far too many "poor perpetrator" comments on this for my liking. Between the Obama Bucks and generous EBT benefits I can safely assume he wasn't stealing to feed his family. This kid was making a career choice. He's made his choice and now must live with the consequences. However, I believe there is hope even for this misguided miscreant but only through the ruthless application of justice.
Bob Frapples October 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM
No one seems to fear being caught these days. Maybe more swift and severe punishment would deter them? The thought of a little jail time isn't doing it.
GP For Life October 25, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I have to agree with Gary's sentiment about the multi-jurisdictional "drug sweeps" through our schools. Just when you think you've reached the pinnacle of idiocy someone raises the bar.
Todd October 25, 2012 at 03:17 PM
What jail time? The underfunded Juvenile home, or the magical jail that is too small but still overran its budget? Or were you referring to the State Prison system that had to let the "sort of violent" bad guys go due to budget constraints? (I'm being rhetorical of course, and agree with you) Its time for a little less bureaucracy and a little more street justice. Nothing says "shut up and behave" like a big dog and a 5 cell mag-light.
Todd October 25, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Gary.... oh Gary.... You're a lawyer... so we know where you are coming from. 20% of damages buys a really nice BMW. I have a colleague in the UK that always tells me how many problems law enforcement has there. They can't carry a gun, use a dog, taser, etc... unless there are 50 approvals. Home invasions in Manchester, Birmingham and the West End are out of hand. Honest people are taking the law into their own hands and being put away for it. So, all your litigation gets our community is increased costs and less protection. But the beemer is shiney and fast. Right?
Je Donna Dinges October 25, 2012 at 07:58 PM
G P for life wow! You are a real piece of work.
GP For Life October 25, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Todd, do you think it's because the cops don't carry guns or do you think it's because people aren't allowed to defend themselves?
LS November 01, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Typical arrogant, grosse pointe attitude. You need to rehabilitate people like this. Quit worrying about your money and fancy cars and worry about helping people.
Mark November 01, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Scrape 'em off LS. You want to help someone? Help yourself." -Frank Cross, Brilliant TV executive and American Icon
GP For Life November 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Rehabilitate them? Why? I have a better idea, and hear me out here, let's test drugs on them.
Bill IV November 01, 2012 at 07:35 PM
LS, your remark is one of typical arrogance when you assume every person in Grosse Pointe has money and fancy cars. It's sad this person can't right his own ship when it comes to getting in trouble with the law. Repeat offenders have proven time and time again that some people are just broken. Families need to take personal responsibility for the children they have raised and not make it someone else's problem. Otherwise, they will end up in a 10x10 cell.
Bill IV November 01, 2012 at 08:03 PM
To those who think some of us are insensitive to this "poor" youth, you have to understand this story is a broken record and we're sick of it. Until you've been a victim of a home invasion, especially while you're home, you have no idea what's it like. Grosse Pointe is not an ATM machine for the taking. Get a job and earn your own money. Try to take mine and it's going to end badly for you.
Gary M. Wilson, Esq. November 01, 2012 at 09:15 PM
"Todd": The link below is an analysis of the recent arguments in SCOTUS in the two drug dog cases. I'm sure that Justice Scalia is your hero, so you'll also be disappointed at the tenor he took during the oral arguments. http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/31/scalia-seems-to-agree-that-drug-sniffing
Gary M. Wilson, Esq. November 01, 2012 at 09:15 PM
"Todd": Your assumptions about me are wrong. Your profile only says "Farms resident", so I'm kind of stuck as to where to begin to address your biases and ignorance. But-- your posts can be neatly summed up by "Nothing says "shut up and behave" like a big dog and a 5 cell mag-light." Nice touch. You're either a cop or an adult who was abused by an alcoholic parent, right? Why not man up, use a real name and own what you write? I do. No BMW here. My usually filthy 2008 Taurus was bought used. And my bride drives a 2005 Monterey mommy-van, which we also bought used. This must disappoint you. Yes, I'm a lawyer. I don't know to what your reference to "20% of damages" refers, but are you thinking of personal injury lawyers who get 33% of the award in contingent-fee injury cases? I'm a criminal defense lawyer, and it's illegal to charge a contingent fee in criminal cases. The GPW drug-search case sought only information about what police agencies were involved--which I got as the result of the suit I had to file because the Woods police thought they'd be cute and play hide-the-records and make-them-up-after-the-fact . I caught them, and got the records. No money damages.
Gary M. Wilson, Esq. November 01, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Well said, Bill IV.


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